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diamond plating, early fj-40

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by pablo, Mar 27, 2003.

  1. pablo

    pablo

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    I have a 73 that got the diamond plate treatment on the rear quarter pannels. I am going to put the hard top back on but the rear swing-outs are protruding back about a quarter of an inch because I did not notch a spot for the hinges in the diamond plating. Can I still get the rear hatch to close? Anyone else dealt with this situation?
    Thanks
    Pablo
     
  2. CruisinGA

    CruisinGA

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    It will still close so long as you have good weather stripping on the rear hatch. On my 10/73 the rear swing outs don't close all the way because of a warped rear sill, and the rear hatch still closes fine.
     
  3. nuclearlemon

    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    i've never had a problem and i've had three cruisers with d/p now.
     
  4. cajunqueen

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    I agree, I just installed diamond tread on mine and had no problems with closure or fit around the rear doors. Go for it.